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Bug#588361: RFH: fglrx-driver -- non-free AMD/ATI r6xx - r7xx display driver

Am 07.07.2010 20:25, schrieb Michael Gilbert:
> On Wed, 07 Jul 2010 20:04:38 +0200, Patrick Matthäi wrote:
>> Package: wnpp
>> Severity: normal
>> I request assistance with maintaining the fglrx-driver package.
>> The package description is:
>>  Display driver for the ATI recent Radeon and FireGL graphics cards.
>>  .
>>  This package provides 2D display drivers and hardware accelerated OpenGL
>>  for X.Org version 7.1. For 3D acceleration to work, you will need to
>>  compile the fglrx kernel module for your kernel: see the fglrx-source
>>  package. Note that the driver will work without the kernel module, but 3D
>>  acceleration will be disabled.
>>  .
>>  The driver can work with plain mesa libGL, but some applications may require
>>  the proprietary libGL. This library is shipped in the fglrx-glx package.
>>  .
>>  This driver is not free. As an alternative, you may try the newest free
>>  driver xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd.
>>  .
>>  This driver will replace parts of your X11 and Mesa system.
>> My further TODO in the team:
>> - Better dkms integration
> are there specific issues with dkms?  if so, i can take a look at them.
> from my experience dkms works just fine so far.

Yeah there is a "little" bug.

If you are running e.g. on kernel 2.6.32-3 and now you install 2.6.32-4,
the fglrx modules will be rebuild for 2.6.32-4 and installed to
/lib/modules/2.6.32-4/dkms/updates, but they are built against 2.6.32-3
and if you reboot with 2.6.32-4 fglrx will fail, because of a different
symbol versions.

>> - Forwarding and solving of bugs (if possible)
> is there a good procedure for this?  amd has no "official" public
> support system from what i've seen. lately i've been suggesting users
> forward their bugs to http://emailcustomercare.amd.com, which probably
> just falls into an abyss.  is there a better way?

This is one way, the best one is to report bugs here:

It is "unoffical", but reviewed by AMD.

>> - Better documentation of well known bugs and their workarounds
> that would be nice, but i probably don't have the time to work on that.

Dito, that's why I try to search additional maintainers :)

Mit freundlichem Gruß / With kind regards,
 Patrick Matthäi
 GNU/Linux Debian Developer

E-Mail: pmatthaei@debian.org

Always if we think we are right,
we were maybe wrong.

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